She pants in the heat and loves attention, even after getting shot in the head.
"He had a catch pole, he was poking her with it trying to get her to go in the kennel and she lunged at him twice and at the time he was afraid for his safety," says Kayce's owner Amanda Ward.
Kayce was outside on a zip-line when a storm rolled through and she escaped.
Ward explains what happened, "She became agitated and slipped her collar off and was trying to find shelter, it was thundering very bad."
A neighbor called 9-1-1.
Bradley County Sheriff's Deputy Tommy Kinsey arrived, citing Kayce as aggressive.
"He had to shoot her. And he believed the shot to be a lethal shot. He said it was a critical hit," says Ward.
But it wasn't lethal and she managed to crawl home just 18 hours later.
Now Kayce's bullet wounds are stapled together. And she's deaf in one ear, she can't even move it.
"It was very sweet. With as much pain as she was in. She was so happy I was home and I was happy to have her," says Ward.
Ashley Ward doesn't think the deputies actions were justified.
We asked the Sheriff's department for a response and they released this statement.
"While it appeared necessary to contain the animal, the entire incident is being reviewed by the sheriff's office," says Bradley County Sheriff's Office PIO in a statement to WDEF News 12.
"I don't believe police officers or Sheriff's should be called on any animal control issue. We should leave it to the professionals," says Ward.
Ward hopes changes will be made to the department policy.